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Is Negligent Upkeep to Blame for Big Bus Accidents?
Witness the first sign of damage to your trusted car and you’re likely going to schedule an appointment at the auto shop as soon as you can. That’s something our cars require of us, those pieces of heavy machinery that we rely on day-in and day-out require our proactive care.
The bigger the car, the bigger the bus, the bigger the truck, the more these pieces of machinery have to be repaired — they have more parts and they have more opportunities, typically, for things to go wrong. But while you may do everything you can to take care of your average-sized car, the businesses behind the Big Ones on the road might not do all they can — they might favor profit over safety, they might favor schedules over due diligence, they might even have governmental entities on their side, people to help them get away with doing less than they can to keep their cars safe.
Unfortunately, this is a Big Fear that affects all of us, because when those big buses go out on the road in less than tip top shape, that’s putting us all at risk. But what you can you do about it?
After all, those big cars, buses and trucks are everywhere, and increasingly on highways, on toll roads and even on residential roads.
The scary reality is that you really cannot avoid big buses and trucks on the road. You can’t avoid them. But you can be aware of their dangerous potential.
What it comes down to is who takes care of the big buses and trucks in the first place. Who makes sure that they are safe and well-maintained, safe enough to get on the highway at barreling speeds?
We believe that it is 100% up to the big bus companies themselves to look after their big buses and trucks. We repeat: It is up to the companies behind the big buses and trucks — not the individual drivers, drivers who are so often incredibly dedicated, hardworking and diligent.
But what can you do, if a big bus or truck that needed repairs and check-ups did not receive the prompt maintenance it needed? Certainly, it is 100% up to the people behind the bus and truck companies themselves, people who have every ability to stand up and do what needs to be done to protect us all on the road.
Luckily, there is one way to motivate those people and businesses — if you or someone you know was seriously hurt or even killed in a big bus accident, you can do your part by speaking up against the injustice in a big bus accident lawsuit. It’s one big step you can take to address one of life’s biggest — and most legitimate — fears head-on.